The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) is recruiting for a Senior Programs Officer to be based in New York, United States of America.
WFM-IGP works to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all. The organization advocates for a rules-based world without mass atrocity crimes and for justice for victims of serious crimes under international law. WFM-IGP works with governments and thousands of committed individuals for the reform and strengthening of the United Nations system and other multilateral treaty bodies. It also serves as a hub of information and collective action on a range of multilateral issues, including on international justice and on the development of progressive norms of international law.
WFM-IGP has offices in The Hague, The Netherlands and New York, USA. It also has ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations. WFM-IGP currently houses and oversees numerous programs, including: the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC); the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP); and the International Democratic Governance (IDG) program. For more information about WFM-IGP, please visit our website: www.wfm-igp.org
The Senior Programs Officer will head WFM-IGP’s New York office and will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s advocacy goals and strategies targeting treaty bodies such as the United Nations and international accountability and justice mechanisms. S/he will lead WFM-IGP’s International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect program, the International Democratic Governance Program and will be required to contribute to the strengthening of WFM-IGP’s International Justice work. The Senior Programs Officer will prioritize strategies aimed at (a) preventing mass atrocity crimes – including through the promotion of the Responsibility to Protect norm; and (b) ending impunity for serious crimes under international law through standardsetting, individual accountability, and the strengthening of domestic and international accountability legal frameworks and mechanisms.
The ideal candidate will have experience of undertaking intergovernmental advocacy, including at the United Nations. S/he will have obtained a professional qualification to practice law in at least one jurisdiction and have experience in the practice of law. S/he will have substantial knowledge of and experience in the application of international law, including international human rights law, humanitarian law and international criminal law. S/he will have experience of managing people, including at a distance; excellent analytical skills; good interpersonal and organisational skills; and excellent communication and capacity building skills. The ideal candidate will also have excellent media and external representational skills, as well as experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work under pressure and to deadlines.
Reporting to: Director – Programs.
Posts that this job manages: Officers, associates and others as delegated.
Other key relationships: Executive Director; Manager – Finance, Operations and Human Resources; Communications and Development/Fundraising teams; Steering Committee – International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect; and key stakeholders within the UN, regional treaty bodies, NGOs and academia.
The responsibilities of the Senior Programs Officer include but are not limited to:
Strategy development and Implementation
a) ensuring high quality legal research, communications and litigation pleadings;
b) effective coordination with pro bono counsel; and
c) maintaining a robust case management system.
Media and Strategic Communications
Please apply by 20 May 2019 by sending a cover letter and CV by email to [email protected] with the subject header: “[First and last name] – Senior Programs Officer”.
Please include the names and contact information of three (3) professional references and indicate your earliest possible start date. Please also specify whether you are authorized to work in the United States.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to send your applications early. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NO phone inquiries please.
WFM-IGP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff.